Your Gift to Me
2014 #1 Adult Fiction Winner, North Texas Book Festival Award (tied with The Art of Forgetting by Dr. Peter Palmeiri).
2013 Best Indie Book Award/Romance, Kindle Book Review
2012 Gold Medal Winner/Military Romance, Military Writers Society of America.
2012 Silver Medal Winner/ Inspirational and Healing Fiction from the Stars and Flags Book Awards.
Amazon's #1 Top Rated War Fiction, July 2012-May 2013
Emotionally scarred years after her husband died in a fiery Special Operations helicopter crash, Gulf War widow and Alabamian, Emily Ann Meade, is having a near-life-experience. She clings to her vow never to get involved with another man committed to a dangerous profession ... until she meets F-16 pilot, Ted Foley, in Hawaii. Although they are mutually attracted, the charismatic widower's fighter wing in Japan recently lost two pilots in unexplained air crashes.
Allowing her mind to wander through fields of dreams on which she can't afford the emotional mortgage, Emily lowers her barriers. She discovers Ted's greatest virtue: he makes the ordinary feel sacred. Healing in shared confidences solidifies their bond. When another crash reignites her fears, the relationship shatters. Unless Emily finds a path through her emotional minefields, she risks never discovering she is rejecting the only type of man to whom she is genuinely attracted, a man who leads by example and from the front. And that man's life could be in danger! Like STEEL MAGNOLIAS and TOP GUN, this inspirational love story and mystery celebrates the human spirit's capacity to triumph over tragedy.
>>> "What would you get if Stephen Ambrose, Patricia Cornwell, and Max Lucado teamed up to create a story? The result, I suspect, would turn out to be something very close to the compelling narrative found in YOUR GIFT TO ME."
-- New York Times best-selling author, Andy Andrews
>>> "Your Gift to Me is an accurate, smart and sensitive look at military lives and military wives."
-- Bob D'Angelo, The Tampa Tribune
>>> "This is a book you do not want to miss." -- Katherine Boyer, The Midwest Book Review
Your Gift to Me appeals to women and men who demand entertainment and substance in their leisure reading.